Angul: Vigilance sleuths arrested a Technical Assistant of Athamalik block office red-handed while accepting bribe from a Contractor on Thursday.
The arrested official has been identified as Narayan Swain.
According to reports, the anti-corruption bureau officials conducted the raid at the block office after a contractor, Basant Sahu of Athamalik, lodged a complaint with it yesterday.
In his complaint Sahu had accused Narayan of demanding a bribe of Rs 21,000 to pass a bill for a project under MPLADS fund.
Vigilance sleuths also conducted raid at his rented house located in Cuttack later in the day.